>> this is al jazeera america, live from new york city. i'm tony harris with a look at today's top stories. >> the yays are 261, the nays are 157, the bill is passed. >> the house vote to change obamacare but the administration is calling it sabotage. in the typhoon-ravaged philippines the struggle for life basics goes on. protesters are killed during a demonstration in libya. ♪ >> the president wanted it, now congress is taking action. it is trying to change obamacare
to help millions of people who had their health insurance canceled. and found that insurers have sent out 4 million canceled insurance notices. this new bill will allow insur insurers to offer new policies that don't comply with the affordable care act. libby casey has been following all of this from capitol hill. is this a victory for republicans? >> reporter: well, in some ways it is, tony, because republicans have been trying to hack away at the federal held care law, obamacare, for years now, since it was past, since the supreme court upheld it. this is the first time that it had some democratic support. 39 democrats voted for this republican bill, and that number actually would have been way larger had president obama not come out yesterday and made the
changes to the law that he did. the timing of that was no coincidence, that the white house did that to try to get democrats not to go towards this republican direction. here's how fred upton, the author of the bill described it today on the house floor. >> our straightforward one-page bill says if you like your current coverage you should be able to keep it. the president should heed his own advice and work with us, the congress, as founders intended not around the legislative process. >> reporter: now democrats who are against this bill and the white house say it would fundamentally hurt the federal healthcare law, and the plans that fred upton would like to see offered in 2014 that don't mean the obama requirements are not good for americans. they might not have maternity care. they may not hold the same rate of pre-existing conditions. >> this is not the, not by a long shot, for this bill.
>> reporter: well, it is and is isn't. the democratic leaders in the senate have no interest in putting forth a bill that would cut away at the healthcare law. they want to make fixes to the healthcare law. the white house has said that it would veto any bill of this sort. this is how white house spokesman jay carney responded today. >> i will work with congress so that congress can do what it can do legislatively in a good-faith effort to address problems, to improve implementation of the affordable healthcare act. what he won't do is sabotage, repeal or undermine the affordable healthcare act. >> reporter: what could go forward next? they have a bill named after the
modern democrats who want to see changes made to the law. and it would start with fred upton's idea of keeping those plans, people would not be pushed off their plan next year, but it doesn't do that key thing of allowing insurance companies of starting up new plans. >> libby casey, thank you. now to the philippines where people are starting slowly to rebuild their lives after typhoon haiyan. the philippines government now says more than 3600 people have died nearly 1200 are missing, and almost 2 million have been displaced. take a look at these pictures, they show the men and women on board the uss george washington working to help the survivors. the george washington is one of 15 american and british ships in the region or on the way. more than 600 u.s. service members are on the ground and the government has sent $22 million in humanitarian assistance.
we spoke with general brigadier paul kennedy who outlined what the george washington can do. >> they bring in a number of ships, and so those ships are equipped with helicopters. they can all make pure water hundreds of thousands of gallons of pure water. they have containers to pump that water to and distribute it to outlying regions. they can searc search and rescue aircraft getting to places where we can't get to and make contact with restricted populations. they have restricted aircraft and they can fly in to a couple of air strips that we've identified on different islands. >> in the hardest hit areas that people are struggling, there is this report for tacloban. >> reporter: everything changed here seven days ago. since then very little has. dead bodies still litter the road sides like garbage one survivor said, waiting to be
picked up, while the living struggle for basic necessities. here people are taking carcasses from the slaughterhouse hoping that it's still safe to eat. running water like that from this broken pipe is now a prized commodity. and petrol is in high demand. >> this sports coliseum was supposed to be a refuge. hundreds of people came last friday to ride out the storm but it's also next to the water and haiyan created a surge that reached the coliseum's third level killing many of the people inside. [♪ singing ] >> reporter: pregnant with her third child, janice said singing helps her cope. she and her family are now staying in this makeshift shelter in front of the coliseum because the stench inside is too much to bear. >> if i think about what happen i feel i might lose my mind. i sing not to dwell on it. >> reporter: police inspector was brought in to keep the peace
in places like this. but his mind is on his family just north of here. >> it's hard being away from family. they're also victims of the typhoon, but this is my job. it's okay. >> reporter: those still in shock and struggling to survive, many of the people here are also beginning to worry about what lies ahead. >> god gave us a second chance to live. i will do all i can for all of us to survive and to keep the family together. even though it's hard. we're all suffering here even the rich. >> reporter: a crowd gathers at the coliseum's edge as another dead body surfaces. it's not easy to see the future from here. but many say they have to leave it up to god. al jazeera, tacloban. >> what was supposed to be a peaceful protest turned violent today in libya. armed militias open fired on a group of demonstrators. 70 people are dead and hundreds
more are wounded. sebastian, can you tell us what triggered the shootings today? >> reporter: well, this is a protest against the militias. there is a crowd including women and children who were marching who shows anger at the fact that libya's security and there have been clashes in recent weeks. people living here are very unhappy about the situation. they were holding a protest, and gunfire rang out early afternoon. we're hearing now there has been a number of fatalities. people say 17, some say more than 20 people killed in the cities. this is the worst violence that has taken place. the situation here is incredibly
tense. >> walk explain what life has been like in terms of security in libya post qaddafi, and the role of the militias in the country from tripoli to bengah bengahzi? >> reporter: well, the security here is controlled by these different groups. there is one in particular, the brigade that apparently the ones that the shooting this afternoon. the prime minister ordered that all militias must leave the city by the end of the month. he's saying that the government needs to securit control the sen the country, but kidnapped by militias just weeks ago, and there is a real face of lawlessness. the setting is incredibly tense and the shooting, we're hearing
that there are armed militias gathering in different parts of the city where we're hearing also the brigade is sending reinforcements up to the capitol of tripoli. it's really a situation that has been deteriorating for some time. this was a tense setting when we arrived 37 we just got in earlier today, and really the event this afternoon being anything can happen tomorrow. people are very nervous. >> sebastian, one one last one for you. are we looking at the situation that is deteriorating to a point where we're likely to see some kind of clash between government forces such that they are, and these militias? >> there was heavy gunfire.
there has been very severe injuries, and the type of, and the fear now there is anything could happen. we're going to be on the scene and develop throughout the day. it's an intense place and really spark a new wave of attacks. >> sebastian, thank you, in tripoli. a major blow to corn growers. american refineries may be using less ethanol in their gasoline production next year.
proposing reducing the ethanol requirements for fuel just three months ago. the epa hiked the rates. if this new proposal goes forward it would be a big win for the oil industry. a detroit homeowner was arraigned on murder charges. accused of killing a young woman who came to his door for help after a car accident. let's go to bisi onile-ere, who is live in detroit. what did the mcbride family have to say after today's events? >> reporter: tony, renisha mcbride's family, they asked him to turn himself in to authorities, and they called him a monster. they felt that he deserves life behind bars. they have a lot of questions. one among many, why did he feel threatened by renisha mcbride, this young woman who graduated
from high school just a couple of--just a year ago, tony. >> and bisi, mea many people evn the press ar comparing this to e shooting of trayvon martin, but the prosecutor is saying that is not the case. tell us why. >> reporter: yes, the lawyer representing renisha mcbride's family saying it is similar to the trayvon martin case, even worse because there was n no confrontation. but the prosecutor, in a press conference, when they announced these charge made it very clear that race had nothing to do with the charges. >> we base our decision on the evidence. when it comes to one way or another, we have the facts. we have the evidence, and we make our decision on that and on that alone. and in this case the charging decision has nothing to do
whatever with the race of the parties. if it becomes relevant later on in the case? i don't know. i'm not clairvoyant. >> reporter: they're being clear saying that race is not a factor in this case. >> let me get to one more with you, bisi, has waver expressed any regret at all about what happened that night? >> reporter: well, i'm hearing that through his attorney that he is regretful. he is sorry for what happened. but at the same time his attorney is saying that in their position at the feel that the shooting was justified. >> bisi, thank you. bisi onile-ere in detroit. ♪ >> meteorologist: temperatures in the pacific northwest are not really warming up at all. today we've got a big storm system moving in, and we stay right in the mid 40's in washington and oregon into
spokane. we go from the freezing mark to the mid 30's because of a strong storm system is heading in. as it brings in colder air we're seeing wind gusts pick up. we have wind gusts at 30 mph from billings, montana and up to 25 in parts of wyoming. west of the cascade mountains we have wind gusts 25 to 30 mph as far south as northern california. the winds will continue blowing throughout the west. even farther south. this is what mount rainier looks like right now. several inches of rainfall and we have several more to come in the way not just inches but feet. two feet of snow expected to come overnight tonight into tomorrow afternoon. as you look at our radar you can see plenty of rain for the west half of the area, with snow coming down in the cascades and stretching down in eastern washington with snow six to eight inches, especially the higher hills, and we'll see that snow piling up for parts of eye
idaho and montana as well. winter weather warnings are out for the snow and the blowing winds. that's going to cause visibility problems on major highways going east to west. >> the hits keep coming for toronto mayor rob ford. when we come back we'll tell but the city's attempt to strip him of power. democracy in action.
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iin the central republic has doubled. >> in december last year pierre was separated from his family. he thought joining rebels would with help central africa republic. he was 15 when he was recruited by a coalition of armed groups that swept through the country taking control in march. but he soon realized he had made a mistake. >> it's true, i have my weapon but i have not hit or killed anyone. i saw them killing civilians. it hurt to think about it. >> reporter: the u.n. local charities helped get pierre out of the group in august. he received money to open a little kiosk. the u.n. said there are still
around 3,500 child soldiers in the country. it's managed to release more than 150 but admits there is a long way to go. we filmed several children in uniform at this government base. it's clear that security forces still have children in their ranks. it's not just boys who join armed groups. 40% of child soldiers around the world are girls like sophie. she said girls are also trained to fight. >> they fight all the time. we sleep on the core and they would fire blanks above our heads. sometimes they would fire the blanks when we're eating. >> and girls suffer from sexual violence. sophie was raped by her commanding officer. she's now back living with her family, but reintegration is always difficult. >> the children tell us they're addicted to drugs because in the
armed groups they see killings, they smell rotting bodies. they're constantly in contact with blood so they take drugs. sometimes children kill people. and when they leave the armed groups the memories come back to them, and they take drugs to forget. >> some children are forced to join. others volunteer because they've never had an education, and have no hope of finding work. either way their experiences will stay with them forever. al jazeera, bangui. >> on wall street another day, another record. my goodness, the dow with a gain of 85 points, that's an all-time high. a new all-time high, we're saying it every day, and it's the third day in a row that's happened. not to be outdone, the s&p
closing at its best level ever. one more sign that the holiday season might be rocky. the new gallup poll finds that experienced are expected to spend $704 for the holidays. and just a month ago those numbers were $786. step aside, twitter. zul lily is the hottest thing skyrocketing 71% in the first day of trading. zul lily product line is geared towards children and their moms. for the first time since 2008 the post office saw an increase in revenue. although it posted a $5 billion loss for the fiscal year that's less than a third of 2012. the number of pieces of mail shipped decline by more than a billion as people use more electronic messages and less snail mail. front's embattled mayor is
still on the job. today the city council stripped rob ford the right to hire his own staff and to governor the city during an emergency. the moves come after the mayor admitted to using crack cocaine and other erratic behavior. recall votes is a new tool for gun activists. they're using them to get legislatures who will fight against new restrictions. >> reporter: jennifer of california is at the state capitol in denver, colorado. she led a successful grassroots campaign here to recall two state centers. >> the recalls in colorado really became the national referendum on gun rights. >> her target, john morris and angela herron. they worked to tighten gun controls in colorado.
>> our phones started ringing off the hook with people saying come help us. help us do this here. >> reporter: like colorado, california passed tighter gun restrictions. curtis is taking aim at half a dozen recall elections in the golden state. those fighting any restrictions on gun rights are increasingly turning to recalls, a weapon typically reserved for politicians who break the law or do something immoral. >> yes, i do western states media strategies. >> reporter: some legislators are battling the reaction to new town, aurora and other mass shootings, and despite pressures from gun rights groups. >> i am a participant. i'm a single mom of two children. when guy to sacramento to pass a vote i think about them far more than the gun laws. >> reporter: california assemblywomen i, she said her
constituents want stricter gun laws. >> we see gunmen going into public arenas where there are people who have nothing to do but hide when these things happen. >> reporter: in colorado john moore said he has no regrets. >> i don't think there is any question that colorado is safer because of the stricter gun laws. >> reporter: for now he said he's done with politics. >> it's such a small price to pay when you look at the price that families pay every single day. >> reporter: it's a political price more lawmakers may face. >> i think there is a bit of a mini trend. >> reporter: john, bipartisan center said we can expect to see a lot of cash flowing in to other recall collections just like it did in colorado. more than $3.5 million poured in from out of state. some lawmakers say it puts them in constant campaign mode. >> there are five other states that are looking down the barrel of some pretty strict gun control regulations. we may go to other states after
this. stay tuned. >> reporter: so don't expect recall campaigns against lawmakers who support tighter gun controls to back off any time soon. tamara banks, al jazeera, denver. >> you have to say the embattled miami dolphins for meetings. >> reporter: yes, it continues to evolve and we're a long way away from this. miami dolphins jonathan martin in new york meeting with nfl investigators regarding team bullying, and it seem involvinge incognito and it seems the whole miami dolphins organization. he said that incognito harassed
him until he left the team. dolphins owner steve ross said he will meet with martin as well. one of the biggest sports stars of the world is calling it quits. retiring after a 24-year cricket career, and he leaves with rock star celebrity as you see here. thousands line the streets of mumbai, his hometown. his last international match began today in mumbai. he ranks 51st on forbes list of world's richest. and reports from official league baseball obstructed the florida department of health by purchasing clinical papers that they knew was likely stolen and told not to obtain. the bio genesis center is at the center solving performance-enhancing drugs used by ou other players.
>> welcome back, everyone, to al jazeera america. here is a look at your top stories. people in the philippines are still reeling from the devastating affects of super typhoon haiyan. the u.n. said running water has been restored to some parts of the country. a crucial step preventing the outbreak of disease. the mayor in toronto is still in office but with much less power, he's unable to hire his own staff an. the republican-backed bill made changes to the affordable care act in the house today. it would allow people to keep their current coverages and it would allow them to buy outside of the obamacare exchanges.
more on the political back and forth on the affordable care act. >> reporter: thank you very much, the private insurance market accounts for 5% of healthcare right around 50 states. it really isn't that big. and many, quite frankly, are not very good. but if you own one and you get a cancellation notice it can be frightening especially when the president has been telling us all along if you like your healthcare plan you can keep your healthcare plan. now the republicans produced a move in response to the anger around the country of canceled policies. the so called "keep your healthcare "bill, and the final vote was 261 in favor. 157 against, and 39 democrats voted for this bill.
now, the upton measure announced for insurance companies to continue selling private plans to new individual customers as well as existing ones earlier house democrats tabled a count measure or they tried to known as the lan drew light alternative, and it was based on a plan by mary landrew. it would have extended plans for existing customers but it would not allow selling to new customers. it would reveal what is open to cancellation. the white house has planned to veto the fred upton bill. meanwhile the insurance companies themselves are warning any tinkering with the healthcare law this close to the new year could result with price likes all around. >> let's take that up a bit more. joining us to discussion the issues with the new healthcare law is senior fellow with the
manhattan institute a conservative think tank. let's work through some of these issues. the house bill that was passed, as you know, would i an allow those who have had their insurance policies canceled would allow them to keep them but it would allow non-complying policies outside of the exchanges. is the president right in calling this bill in its totality sabotage? >> well, sabotage is a strong word. i think the point that representative upton and the people supporting this bill are making is let's have a competition. let's have a choice. if it's true that the affordable care act is going to result in plans and help in insurance coverage that is more affordable, and higher quality plans which existed in the market which is what the president contends, then people will want to voluntarily enroll in that market.
>> is that to say there is not enough competition in the exchanges? >> it's not a matter of competition but the regulatory architecture of the exchanges. the manhattan institute, we discovered that the average plan on the exchange will cost 41% more than the plans that existed prior to the exchange. some people will not face such steep increases because of subsidies, but the vast majority of americans will see increases even if they qualified for a small subsidy. >> the upton bill represents a return to the bad 'ol days of the individual markets where people could be dropped from pre-existing conditions and were subjected to yearly increases, this bill, particularly the ability to buy outside of the exchanges, that doesn't represent the bad 'ol days
pre2010? >> if people want those protections that the affordable care act provides they're able to enroll in the exchanges. if they would rather have a plan that serves their interest, a plan that they would like or might have a lower premium, then they have the ability to do that with the full knowledge that it would not have the protection that the policies on the affordable care act would have. >> i'm wondering it was in addition to what republicans might consider a real attempt to fix things. was it smart politics for republicans in the house to force a vote from democrats in the house, some of who are facing tough election bids next year? >> i think the first thing that everyone should be focused on in congress, and this is not always true, the hunt of good policy. i think it's good policy to insulate americans from regulatory overreach that may lead to unaccountbly expensive costs for health insurance.
i think that's what people should be focused on. at the end of the day what does the american public want above all else? they want affordable health coverage. and we can have that debate, but so long as we focus on that, it will take care of itself. >> were you part of romney's roll out. >> not in 2006. i was slide centei was an advis. >> thank you. >> thank you we have. >> a week has passed sincify toon haiyan. in places like islands lete. >> reporter: the scene may look chaotic, but in the end this deep well accessible to all is one of the reasons why they have been more resilient than others.
the water in the sanitation systems were not affected by the storm surge that has deprived so many other coastal towns in the effected area. nevertheless the city has been ruined by haiyan. hundreds of people flock to this street so they can plug into generator power from a genius gs holt. they come from other towns so they can charge their phones. this hospital is the only one of three that is fully functioning. everyone has been working around the clock to get it cleaned up so it can deal with victims of typhoon haiyan. only patients with serious injuries remain a week after the storm truck. hospital administers say they took in three times the original numbers at first. they have two big generate emergency, but that's not enough to get things going at capacity. they can't even do a basic blood
count test. >> electrical, plumbing, this was really, really important. >> reporter: one of the main problems is the damaged power station that supplies electricity not only to this province but others further north. it will be another week before the company that runs it can even predict it will be running again. many of its workers have been affected by the storm, too. >> our employees are affected. >> power lines are down everywhere you look. more than a thousand poles that held up the power lines across the city have been pul pulled oy the shear force of the winds of typhoon haiyan. it looks like those behind me will have to work hour by hour, day by day to pre-police them, and that's not going to be an
easy task. >> reporter: getting back to normal will take months if not years, and it will cost millions of dollars. far more than most here can afford. al jazeera, the philippines. >> the u.s. government is offering up to $10 million in reward money to find the people who attacked the u.s. embassy in bengahzi. the bounty is not new. the government put out word in january about in, and they say they'll pay up to $10 million for information leading to anyone who was involved in the bengahzi attack in september 11, 2012. let's get you caught up on other headlines. >> reporter: hello, tony, the process of removing spent nuclear fuel from japan's fukushima plant will begin money. it will actually take decades. to remove the rod, teslo will use cranes.
a russian human rights activist said he and a team have talked to everyone of the greenpeace activists arrested after protesting against oil drilling in the arctic. they told reuters wa it was a s. they describe them as being settled well, and said the main problem is the language barrier. all of the activists do cell she their cells with regular inmates. caroline kennedy is now in tokyo, a ceremony to make her status official is set for next week. in the meantime, kennedy spoke about her arrival today saying she was proud to carry on the public service legacy of her
father, the late president john f. kennedy. president obama appointed her to her ambassadorship back in july. >> twseven years in prison for a concert pianist. >> a connest pianist practiced at a level so loud that it caused her psychological damage. listen, tony, martine said she's misunderstood and she did not exceed noise limits whatever the case this ended newspaper court. and depending on the verdict, martine, wait for t her parents could face seven and a half years in jail, and a fine. and i kid you not. >> i'll keep that in mind
because a dog woke me up from the argument next door to me. seven years? >> reporter: seven and a half. >> that would be right for the couple that has that dog. walk the dog in the morning. >> reporter: don't be that kind of neighbor. don't be that guy. >> all right, richelle. thank you. >> mosquitoes, no clever segue here, they're just pests but for others they spread disease and death. now an innovation that might hit the bug on both fronts. it's a patch. you put it on to become invisible to the mosquito's senses. here is "techknow" with the details. [ buzzing ] >> reporter: please blood-eating pests have been called the most dangerous animals on earth because of the deadly diseases they transmit.
>> about 3 million people around the world are impacted one way or another. they're infected one way or another by mosquito-borne diseases. every 30 seconds a child is dying from malaria alone. >> reporter: dr. michel brown is part of a team that has created an entirely new technology to battle this problem. >> how are mosquitoes able to track us? >> they use cordon bu carbon di. if you don't want mosquitoes to not bite you any more, all you have to do is stop breathing. >> our technology makes humans invisible to mosquitoes. it does so with non-toxic non-insecticidal technology that creates a plume around the body. >> reporter: we wanted to see firsthand how this life-saving
technology really works. >> i have my hand in mosquitoes. and right now my hand is untreated. right now the mosquitoes are tracted to the odors coming off my skin as well as co2 that is being emitted. they're brokenning through the unprotected mesh trying to get on my skin to draw blood. so right now my protected happened is in the cage, and as you can see they're virtue fully not able to locate my hand. >> well, okay. here to talk about this innovation is "techknow" contributor, costa, good to see you. we still have the test that you perform there had. here's the thing, does it work? >> does it work? that's a great question. in the laboratory environment the patch works incredibly well.
it's amazing how effective it is. but what's yet to be known is how well it works in the field. so they're designing a whole bunch of experiments, and they're about to take it to developing countries to see how well it works. we'll know soon on that front. but in the laboratory, hands down, absolutely, it's amazing. >> this could be profitable. how careful were the people behind this in revealing their secrets? >> it took a long time just to get this story, to be honest with you, and some of the rules we had going i can't tell what you it smells like. it has a very specific smell. there were rooms that had the mosquito environmental chambers, if you will, where they simulated different humidities and temperatures and stuff like that. we couldn't go in those rooms. there was a lot of secrecy around this work, but they were very excited to share the potential and show exactly what it can do.
>> costa, great to see you. we love the program. come back and see us often, as often as you can. thanks. >> great to see you, too, tony, thank you. >> and you can watch the full report on "techknow" this sunday, 7:30 p.m. eastern time here on al jazeera america. and up next we have an in-depth look at the college bowl weekend. >> reporter: back to the rescue in san francisco. we'll have that story coming up. >> the situation has intensified here at the border. >> start every morning, every day, 5am to 9 eastern with al jazeera america.
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serious illness. marie is here--it really is a heart-warming story. >> reporter: tony, it is. this is five-year-old smiles scott. he's right here in the middle. for the last three years he has had leukemia. now his one wish was to be bat kid for one day. so his family turned to "make a wish" foundation, and the request went viral. here he is today in a bat kid outfit, and guess who tweeted this or retweeted? barack obama. >> no, no. >> reporter: yes, this has gone so viral everyone is following this on twitter. bat kid along with, of course, he needs a bat mobile, correct? here is his bat mobile. and he has batman along with him. and this is a volunteer. you can see here it says ready for action. bat kid. and they went this morning--their first house was to save a dam sell in distress.
where is bat kid when you need him? they come to the rescue and rescue the damsel. and then riddle me this. do you remember the riddler? he tried to steal a fault in the financial district. of course, bat kid and batman get the riddler. here he is. and then here you've got the penguin. the penguin was trying to kidnap lucille, the mascot of the san francisco giants. they went over, and there they are trying to rescue lucille. never fear, bat kid is here. francisco giants their mascot is safe. here he is, little bad kid, san francisco is safe because of bat kid. and take a look at this, tony. >> what is this? >> reporter: this is the amount of people that have been
watching, thousands of people in san francisco have been helping to make this little boy's dream come true. >> how about global reaction, any kind of, you know, you know how quickly these can go viral around the world? >> reporter: it's on facebook, and people have been putting up signs saying go, bat kid. we love bat kid. this little girl says, loves bat kid from italy. there you have this other woman saying go get 'em, from switzerland. pictures from all over the world and they're all rooting for bat kid. the best thing, this little boy is in remission. >> that is great news. >> reporter: great celebration. >> make a wish, very cool. thank you.
>> the man is here, mark morgan is here with a day in sports. good to see you. >> reporter: good to see you. >> tough to follow batman. >> reporter: when i was young, batman. he's cooler. it has nothing to do with sports. >> you just plow ahead. >> reporter: we're updating everyone on the miami dolphins which continues to evolve. today miami dolphins jonathan martin in new york city meeting with nfl investigators concerning the team's bullying scandal. it involved richie incognito and it seems the entire miami organization. he went to meet with lawyers of the nfl. he said that others harassed him until he left the team. and he has filed a grievance against the dolphins. and the owner said he'll meet with martin as well. two witness who is were wi
there when an account occurred in an event to took place in december of 2012 one witness has been interviewed by police and the other is still in the interfere process. winston has not made a statement concerning the investigation. now this investigation has gone public during florida state stretch run towards a bcs title berth. our john henry smith spoke about how this controversy is effecting seminoles. >> winston has refused to talk about the entire thing. so we're all left to wonder why this took so long to come to light? what's going on? what the state attorney is doing with the evidence? is there new evidence or are we going to learn there are new accusations out there?
there are so many questions to be answered at this point. i feel like everybody was kind of blindsided by this, he's going to play this weekend. we'll see how he'll play. syracuse is not exactly the toughest opponent. i don't expect him to play the whole game. i thought he would get up early and he'll sit. i think it will be business as usual for florida state, but it's clear that this will rattle the program. >> who do you see as winston's main competition for the heisman trophy? >> i think mandrel from texas a&m, and he's the guy to watch this weekend. marcus mariota, even though he had a tough game last week going up a good utah defense this weekend, i think he does well against them i think he's back in new york. >> amongst the top ten who is most at risk for an upset this weekend? >> reporter: well, you know, i
like the georgia-auburn match up. auburn played really well, far exceeding what people expected, and their rushing game has been fantastic. they have not faced a front like georgia. they only allow 126 rushing yards per game, and auburn's whole offense is based on a tough running game. they average about 320 rushing yards per game, so that's really their bread and butter. >> another hot match up is stanford versus usc. >> i have to go with stanford. usc won four at of their last five conference games, but they played cal and utah and oregon state. they have not played a team the caliber of stanford, and stanford is leading the way in the pack i pac 12, and i think s just another hurdle on the way. >> you mentioned usc and the
heated schedule they have, but still, the team has looked under since the they took over. >> i don't think anybody saw this team being pulled out of the doldrums the way it has been. and it really shows the stark contrast. they have wrought back dessert. that's what we laugh about. kiffin had taken away dessert and made the team downtrodden. they take it back and they start to win. the proof is in the pudding kind of thing. i think they'll definitely--i thinidon't think anybody thoughy had a chance initially but now you have to look at him and see what he has done with these players and how much they respect him, like him, and how much they want to play for him, and think maybe he is the best chance going forward. >> always giving us great insight. >> great to see you.
>> phoenix not reporting much of a wind but you can see them building in wyoming and colorado. wind gusts, and we've got wind advisories going into fact as a large storm is impacting the pacific northwest. you can see the jet stream lowering down and pointing at washington state, and that is bringing snow, heavy snow and we're expecting for the mountains already. colorado rockies have snow coming down. whistler, snow for you. alberta has snow coming down in the rockies. with cold air building its way in with cold weather to develop from the midwest with the cold air.
>> this is al jazeera america live with new york city. tony harris with a look at today's top stories. people in the philippines are still reeling from the devastating affects of typhoon haiyan. water is being restored to some parts of the country. a crucial step to stop the ou outbreak of disease. the mayor of toronto is still in office but with far less power. the city council stripped rob ford the right to hire his own staff. the decision comes after ford admitted to using crack cocaine. a change to the affordable care act passed the house today.